Tami Skinner

PORTAGE – Tami Skinner, age 60, of Portage, passed away on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at Meriter Hospital in Madison.

Tami was born on February 2, 1959 in Portage, the daughter of Kenneth and Dorothy (Utke) Cragin.  She was married on November 17, 1984 to Jeff Skinner.  Tami had worked at AMPI for 21 years;  then at Ho-Chunk Casino, retiring for medical reasons.  Her passions included crocheting, her grandkids, her family, and  watching birds, especially hummingbirds and orioles.

She is survived by her husband, Jeff Skinner;  her mother, Dorothy Cragin, Portage;  her sister, Toni (Paul) Ebert, Portage;  two daughters, Heather (Jeremy) Engebretson, Baraboo, and Katie (Daniel) Brunslik, Portage;  six grandchildren, Madison, James, Zachary, Aydin, Maxwell and Ryder;  her beloved 4-legged kids, Allie Mae and Levi;  her beloved granddogs, Hunter, Sadie and Nala;  other relatives and many friends.  She was preceded in death by her dad and her son, Robert Wiersma, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, 2021 at Grace Bible Church, 2939 County Road CX, with Pastor Jeremy Edmondson officiating.  The service will be livestreamed.  To view, go to;  click on “GBC YOUTUBE CHANNEL” button.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 1, 2021 at Grace Bible Church, and from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church.  Social distancing will be observed, masks will be required, and provided if necessary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage ( is assisting the family.  





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